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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.
It's no secret. The world of video is moving away from tape-based formats and as such, we are seeing an introduction of several new ways of recording video, and one of those is to P2 Media. P2 Media is essentially solid-state flash cards used in a lot of Panasonic cameras. This format is used, particularly, in Panasonic's extremely popular HVX200 HD Camera. So we're going to take some time, in this chapter, and look at working with P2 Media insider of Premiere.
Now, back in the day, and for much of my early career in Premiere Pro, what we had to do to get files into Premiere was to go to File>Capture and this is what we would do when we are working with tape-based formats. However, when we're working with file- based formats, such as those files we find on P2 Media, we bring those in through a process called Ingesting. So, what we might do is use a free application, such as this P2CMS, and let me see if I can bring that up here and so we would connect maybe our camera to our computer, via FireWire, and the process, again, of bringing those files in on to your computer is called Ingesting.
So, you'd use a tool like this to bring in those files. So, technically, the footage doesn't need to be captured. It's already captured when your camera records it because it's already a digital file format. You just need to transfer those files over to your computer. However, as we'll see in the next movie, it's not just a matter of simple files, there is actually a structure created for you on that P2 card.
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